Seeking 5-10 acres lease or purchase for fruit production using organic methods


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Land Seeker Description

For the past 3 years I have been co-managing an 8 acre certified organic farm focused on sustainable orchard management and fruit production and direct market sales.

In the short term, I’m looking for an established orchard or mature fruit trees/berries to direct market outlets (Farmer’s Markets, CSA, local restaurants) . If you have perennial fruits in need of care I specialize in rehabilitating mature trees and getting them back to production- adding value and beauty to your land in exchange for harvest. I also run a rabbit meat grazing operation and could always use more pasture space.

 

In the long term looking to plant 5 acres of fruit trees, ideally on land that I own that has adequate soil and water and access to markets.

 

 


What features of the property are essential?

good soil, drainage, and water at a minimum


Describe your farming experience

5 years farm worker
3 years orchard co-manager, crew leader and farmers market manager


Are you currently farming?

Yes

What are your short term goals for the land

Seek mature fruit trees and usable pasture


What are your long term goals

Purchase 5-10 acres to plant a well designed orchard


Describe your housing needs

none, though open to ideas


What will you do as a farmer to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for everyone on your farm and in your community?

I'm a good listener and aim to be respectful with people in all interactions. I would continue to operate a business that thinks critically about how to improve the lives of others: offer a living wage to any employees, use regenerative farming practices, seek to improve food access through donations and sliding scale pricing to consumers

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
5, South Willamette Valley, North Willamette Valley

Acreage desired:
5 - 10 acres

Seeking land access by:
January 27, 2022

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Beans, Berries, Orchard/Fruit, Pasture, Poultry, Rabbits, Vegetables

Interested in these business arrangements:
Sale of Land, Lease-to-own, Lease with option to purchase, Lease for cash, Lease for trade, Partnership, Other

Interested in these growing practices:
Certified Organic, Organic, Not Certified, Season Extension

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
March 10, 2022



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